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29,163 people sought couples & marriage counseling help in New Jersey in the last year

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What is couples & marriage counseling?

Couples therapy and marriage counseling, also known as relationship counseling, helps couples work through their specific relationship issues. Some examples of common focuses within couples therapy and marriage counseling include:

  • Jealousy
  • Trust issues
  • Infidelity
  • Opposing values
  • Different visions for the future
  • Disagreements in parenting
  • Lack of trust
  • Financial distress
  • Sex issues

What type of therapy is used in couples therapy?

The types of therapy used in couples and marriage counseling include:

  • The Gottman Method
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)
  • Strength-based therapy

What kind of therapist is best for couples?

At Thriveworks, Couples & marriage counseling is led by licensed professionals — often licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) — who are experts in their field and best-equipped to help couples.

What is the Gottman Method of couples therapy?

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is a research-supported approach designed to enhance relationships by bolstering the bond between partners, resolving conflicts, and fostering shared meaning in their relationship through comprehensive assessments and tailored interventions that improve communication, trust, and the overall health of the partnership.

How to tell if I need couples therapy?

If you’re facing persistent relationship problems, communication breakdowns, or unresolved conflicts that are impacting your emotional well-being and happiness, Couples & marriage counseling may be beneficial for you.

Should every couple go to couples therapy?

While marriage and couple’s counseling is typically recommended for couples who are experiencing persistent or severe relationship issues, any relationship can benefit from attending these sessions.

Is couples & marriage counseling conducted in person or online?

Marriage and couples counseling at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you and your partner.

How long does couples & marriage counseling last?

On average, couples attend marriage and couples counseling for 12 weeks. However, couples & marriage counseling may last longer or shorter, dependent on the couples’ needs, the challenges they’d like to work through, and the pace of their progress.

How much does couples & marriage counseling cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

Would you call your relationship perfect? Probably not. Because no relationship is perfect. Would you call your relationship fulfilling, important, and worth all the effort that you put into it? Hopefully, the answer is yes. This is what matters. However, you must remember that you are going to run into challenges that threaten your relationship. Consider these examples:

  1. Amanda and Johnny are the “it” couple. They’re two peas in a pod and everyone yearns for the passionate, loving relationship they always put on display. But the truth is that they’ve been arguing nonstop lately. And they can’t seem to get out of this rough patch.
  2. Hanna and Andy don’t have a whole lot in common. This has never bothered them before but lately it’s driving a wedge into their relationship. They’re both always off doing their own thing and lack that quality time together.
  3. Grace and Julie have been trying to piece back their marriage. Julie’s family and friends tell her it isn’t worth it, but she insists that they’ll overcome Grace’s adulterous actions.

All of the above have the potential to wreck a relationship. Any of these couples can call it quits at any moment. Or, they can choose to work through their given challenge together. Sometimes, doing so successfully means working with a couples therapist or marriage counselor.

If you and your partner are looking to repair or improve your relationship, consider working with an online couples therapist or marriage counselor at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling. These services are led by skilled, dedicated mental health professionals who will offer your relationship individualized care. To begin couples therapy or marriage counseling now, just contact our office.

What Are the Benefits of Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling?

Effective communication, intimacy, compassion, connection, reparations. These are just a few of the benefits that you and your partner can find in couples therapy and marriage counseling. The exact benefits that you reap will depend on what has brought you to counseling. For example, Amanda and Johnny (from the example above) can benefit from learning to communicate more effectively and really dig into what’s going on with their counselor. Grace and Julie, on the other hand, can benefit from talking about the infidelity and figuring out a way forward. 

A strong relationship requires choosing to love each other

even in those moments when you struggle to like each other.”

–Dave Willis

The online couples therapists and marriage counselors at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling can help you and your partner today. We offer two online counseling options: video counseling and phone counseling. In either medium, we can help you and your partner work through your unique challenges and find benefit in counseling. Additionally, you’ll experience some benefits that are unique to online therapy, including greater convenience and flexibility. Know that all of your sessions will be kept private and are conducted via a secure platform.

How Does Couples and Marriage Counseling Work?

The journey that you embark on with your partner and counselor will, again, depend on your specific needs. These include individual needs and relationship needs. For example, you might be missing date nights, but your partner doesn’t seem to care about them. If it’s important to you, however, it’s still important to your relationship. Your Thriveworks New Jersey couples therapist or marriage counselor will take all of these needs into consideration as they design your treatment plan.

Now, there are a few common goals that people find in couples therapy and/or marriage counseling:

  • Improved communication
  • Better understanding of one another’s needs
  • Improved conflict resolution skills
  • Greater trust

The relationship experts at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling are excited for the chance to work with you and your partner. They will welcome you into a caring, compassionate, and supportive space for bettering your relationship.

Get Help for Your Relationship at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling

Our couples therapists and marriage counselors will meet you where you are. They can help you determine what’s working in your relationship and what isn’t. Remember: their goal is to help you live better. When it comes to couples therapy and marriage counseling, that will involve working through challenges in your relationship and/or making any other necessary changes.

To schedule your first session, just contact our office. We’re ready for you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our New Jersey therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

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